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ante

the gaming stake put up before the deal in poker by the players
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The BP Plc oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico last year raised the ante by several notches, and placed even greater pressure on Barrick to produce a satisfactory non-financial report.
Far from breeding complacency, it seems beating the Wallabies has raised the ante for England.
Turkey raised the ante and it was Israel that had to retract.
In February 2009 Gazprom increased the offer without explanation to 45 Bcm per year; and in May, raised the ante to 63 Bcm annually, even as Russia faced the prospect of gas shortfalls after 2010.
Jerry Buss, the Lakers' team owner, raised the ante, granting Odom's wish to be paid an average of $10 million per season.
The army has raised the ante over the past 72 hours," he said.
Last weekend, the University of Oregon Opera raised the ante with a radical revision of Henry Purcell's 17th century opera, "Dido and Aeneas.
Nature has just raised the ante on protecting forests.
Then the Dove Bar raised the ante, with 320 calories and 13 grams of sat fat in each 3.